A Conversation With Seth Andrews
Originally published as an episode of the Don Talk podcast (January 2019) — I had the honor of speaking with Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist podcast and community (http://thethinkingatheist.com). The discussion focused specifically about the issue of Patreon removing certain content creators from their platform (specifically Carl Benjamin aka Sargon of Akkad).
Questions asked during the episode: Are all creators considered outside the mainstream at risk? Is atheist activism making a difference? Are atheists more prone to being depressed?
Seth mentioned Hugh and Jake. Here’s their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBibleReloaded/videos
Musical Credits: [Whatdafunk, Rock Intro 4, Rock Steady, Bounce, Inner Journey] by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license Artist: Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/), and High Octane by Bensound.com
Donovan was born and raised in the deep south of South Central Georgia, roughly two hours from the Georgia-Florida line. His father was a guitar player, farmer, and eventually blue color worker for GM. His mother suffered from Scleroderma starting a few years after he was born, so she became a home maker. Growing up as an only child, Donovan’s interest included music (though he really never learned to play anything) and anything dealing with technology, but specifically computers.
He has spent his entire life involved with computer technology either as a hobby or as a career. In his middle to late teens, he ran a BBS (electronic bulletin board system – the precursor to the modern day Internet). He learned about networking computer systems, building computers, and communication technologies as part of his career.
Later in life, he fulfilled his dream of running his own ISP (Internet Service Provider) when he was hired first as the Network Manager and eventually the General Manager of the Telecommunications Department for the City of Tifton, known as CityNet.
Today he runs his own IT business and has been podcasting in some form or fashion since 2011.